In Not a Box, a rabbit uses its imagination to transform a cardboard box into a race car, a robot, and a spaceship. With a little imagination, the ordinary becomes extraordinary!
Art Tales: Not a Box
Age 4 through Grade 1
Art Tales is a tour designed for the Gallery’s youngest learners. This tour includes the reading of Not a Box by author Antoinette Portis, exploration of two works of art, and an art-making experience.
Looking and Learning Skills
During the Art Tales: Not a Box tour, students will discover how artists use their imaginations and draw inspiration from the world around them to create modern sculptures and paintings. On this tour, students will:
• observe, describe, compare, and contrast works of art
• create a three-dimensional, multimedia work of art
Length: 45–60 minutes
Materials needed: cardboard box, glue/tape, crayons
Examples of Works Featured on Tour
Additional Gallery Resources
• Art Tales for Pre-K
• An Eye for Art
Tours must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance. Groups must contain at least 15 students.
Once your tour has been scheduled, you will receive an email confirmation in 10 business days.
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